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    20 Products To Help You Travel With A Pet

    Because our pets are more high maintenance than we are.

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    1. A dog car seat so your pup can stay safe during those long car rides. The seatbelt is adjustable for a comfortable fit, while the elevated seat can help with car sickness (and give them a better view out the window).

    reviewer photo showing their puppy sitting in the car basket

    2. Or a backseat car extender for bigger pups who need more leg room and space to sprawl out. It'll also ensure they won't go flying off the seat when you inevitably slam on the brakes.

    A dog laying out in the backseat with the extender attached, allowing it to sit comfortably in a natural position

    3. A pair of waterproof booties to protect their precious paw pads from any kind of terrain you may encounter on your travels — including gravel, hot pavement, and mud puddles. It'll also help you keep your car clean!

    A reviewer's dog sitting on the ground outside wearing four black dog boots

    4. A pet carrier with a top-loading door (a must for pets who can't stand being put into a carrier) and mesh walls for breathability and visibility. A soft pad is included so your fur baby is comfy during travel.

    Top-down photo of reviewer's cat sitting inside the carrier

    5. A dog water bottle so your pup always has water on hand to avoid dehydration.

    reviewer photo showing their dog smiling at the water bottle

    6. A dog carrier backpack for pups who are always on the go and can't be bothered to walk through a huge airport. It's padded and ventilated to keep them comfy and cool, and they get to enjoy the view (and stare at every stranger walking behind you).

    reviewer photo showing their dog's face sticking out of the carrier backpack

    7. Folding pet steps to help your pet walk up into your car or even crawl into a super high hotel bed. These are great for travel but will also be very useful at home!

    reviewer photo showing their puppy climbing up the pet steps

    8. Catnip-infused felt balls sure to capture your favorite feline's attention and keep them occupied while you're en route to your next destination.

    9. A pet life jacket so your dog can enjoy splashing around in a pool or lake without you having to worry. A handle at the top lets you lift them right out of the water if they're in need of emergency pickup. Weekend trip to the lake, anyone!?

    10. A soothing anxiety jacket if your dog is prone to getting a little stressed out. It applies gentle, constant pressure to calm your pup, whether it's general anxiety or triggered by things like car travel, fireworks, and thunder. (BRB, looking for my own human-size anxiety jacket...)

    A reviewer's senior dog wearing the anxiety jacket

    11. A cat carrier that'll swaddle your cat and make transporting them soooo much easier. Best of all, they won't be able to fight or claw you when it's time to leave!

    12. Dog goggles to protect your doggo's eyes while they're basking in the sun or sticking their head out of your car window.

    13. A lightning bolt-shaped toy reviewers swear is nearly indestructible for even the toughest of jaws. It ALSO has a hollow center you can stuff with treats, which means it'll be entertaining and perplexing your pup for hours while they patiently ride in their crate.

    14. Collapsible travel dog bowls that are easy to clean and easy to pack, making them a road trip or camping essential!

    15. An adjustable lizard leash, because your cute little reptile deserves to go on adventures, too! Even if it's just to the backyard...

    16. A pack of all-natural cheese dog treats to keep your pup happy, satisfied, and distracted while they're away from home.

    17. A purring cat toy equipped with (you guessed it) a built-in purring mechanism to help your anxious little kitty relax and unwind, wherever it is you might be going.

    18. A pack of leakproof poop bags so you never have to go without and have to end up using an empty Mcdonald's bag instead...

    19. A packet of plant-based compostable dog wipes to keep in your backpack or glove compartment, because who KNOWS what kind of mess your doggo is gonna get into on your next excursion.

    reviewer's dog sitting near the earth rated dog wipes

    20. Lastly, a pack of chicken-flavored Pill Pocket treats that can actually mask the smell of pills and trick your pet into thinking they're just getting another tasty treat. The key to a successful trip is always being prepared!!!

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